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NextEra Energy Data Scientist in San Francisco, California

Data Scientist

Date:Mar 20, 2021

Primary Location:San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company:NextEra Energy is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description About Us

, a subsidiary of a Fortune 200 Clean Energy Developer, is a data science and software company based in San Francisco, CA. eIQ Mobility is the leading software provider of fleet electrification solutions, building the most trusted platform that drives vehicle fleets into a smart, electric, and cost-effective future. eIQ Mobility was founded in 2018 in response to the unique roadblocks that corporate and public fleet leaders face in electrifying their vehicles, starting with identifying ‘where and how’ to electrify. To date, eIQ Mobility has assessed 70,000+ vehicles for EV feasibility for Fortune 500 companies, EV manufacturers, utilities and public fleets.

Role Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist to support development of our flagship platform and services. This is a rare opportunity to take on a key role with an early stage product and engage in the exciting, red-hot electric mobility market.

As a Data Scientist at eIQ Mobility, you will use data and analytics methods and technologies to interpret data from multiple sources to help our customers make informed decisions regarding where and when to electrify their vehicle fleets, and build systems that optimize fleet operations. You will design key algorithms and models for our products, and will be involved in developing our software platform.

What You’ll Do

  • Analyze product requirements to design and implement analytical models, algorithms, etc.
  • Support prototype and proof-of-concept work without losing focus on the big picture architecture and platform development
  • Write production-quality code to help us scale our products
  • Develop and maintain documentation in support of analytical models, algorithms, etc.
  • Present analysis findings and model designs to internal/external stakeholders; communicate complex technologies in a simple manner to all teams, including non-technical

What We’re Looking For

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or related field (PhD preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience wrangling large, complex datasets
  • Experience with building optimization models for real-time systems
  • Proficient with at least one of the following: Python, R, Julia, C++
  • Experience with database systems such as MySQL and MariaDB
  • Experience with visualization tools/libraries such as, D3.js, and Tableau
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or GCP
  • Experience with convex and non-convex optimization techniques
  • Strategic thinking and ability to understand both the details of the problem, as well as the big picture business contribution & impact
  • Ability to be comfortable working with tight timelines, balance multiple projects, and adapt to aggressive and dynamic objectives
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Bonus Qualifications & Characteristics

  • Experience solving complex problems such as transportation routing, HVAC control, or grid integration challenges
  • Experience deploying model predictive control systems in a real-world setting
  • Passionate about tackling climate change by reducing emissions via fleet electrification

Salary and Benefits

  • Title and salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; 401k; paid vacation; and more Job Overview

This position is responsible for developing algorithms, modeling techniques, and optimization methods that support many aspects of NextEra and FPL business. Employees in this role use knowledge of machine learning, optimization, statistics, and applied mathematics along with abilities in software engineering with a focus on distributed computing and data storage infrastructure (e.g. “Big Data”). Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops machine learning, optimization and other modeling solutions
  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses
  • Works with a variety of datasets, including timeseries data and “big data” requiring analysis on distributed computing platforms
  • Writes software in R, Python or similar languages and contributes code to product development teams
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 3+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctoral Degree

Employee Group: Exempt Employee Type: Full Time Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt Location: San Francisco, California Other Work Locations: California Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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